Good Governance

One Earth Future believes transparent and inclusive institutions at all levels of governance are necessary for stable and lasting peace. From small village councils to national governments and international organizations, we seek to understand why some institutions are so effective while others are prone to failure. In addition to studying major threats to political institutions like coups and civil wars, One Earth Future also examines how institutions can be used to convene different types of stakeholders and create new opportunities for collaborative governance in the interest of stable peace.

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Why Govern? The Strategic, Functional, and Normative Logics of Global Governance

Written by Amitav Acharya, Blake Berger, Goueun Lee, Kate Tennis on September 28, 2014

Global governance is one of the most critical subjects in international relations scholarship and policymaking today.

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Global Governance Philadelphia

Global Governance: “A Philadelphia Moment”?

Written by Thomas G. Weiss on May 7, 2014

An obvious puzzle for friends and foes of international cooperation is how to explain why order, stability, and predictability exist despite the lack of a central authority to address the planet’s problems.

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Common Framework NGOs Report

A Common Framework for Understanding Non-state Organizations

Written by Danielle Jung, Sarah Stroup, Wendy Wong, Lindsay Heger on May 1, 2014

This paper serves as an introduction to conceptualizations of non-state organizations (NSOs) and, in particular, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), multinational corporations
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Understanding Governance

Understanding Governance, State of the World 2014 report

Written by Matthew Wilburn King on April 29, 2014

"Understanding Governance" is Chapter 2 in the State of the World 2014: Governing for Sustainability by The Worldwatch Institute.

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New Power Politics

The New Power Politics: Networks and Transnational Security Governance

Written by Deborah Avant, Lindsay Heger on February 12, 2014

The workshop series “The New Power Politics: Networks, Governance, and Global Security” examined how various networks of state and non-state actors work to address the governance of security.

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Global Society

Democratising Transitional Justice: Transitional Trade-offs and Constituting the Demos

Written by Eamon Aloyo on October 2, 2013

Aloyo argues that transitional justice should be democratized so that victims and potential victims constitute the transitional justice demos. To realize this goal he proposes a method by which people can be enfranchised to make such choices.

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Non State actors and Governance

The Rise of Non-State Actors in Global Governance: Opportunities and Limitations

Written by Conor Seyle, Thomas G. Weiss, Kelsey Coolidge on August 17, 2013

The success of non-state actors does not mean that intergovernmental organizations have no role — quite the contrary.

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Burden Sharing Governance

Burden Sharing Multi-level Governance: A Study of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia

Written by Danielle A. Zach, Jens Vestergaard Madsen on May 26, 2013

The world confronts many threats with transnational dimensions that transcend the the capacity of states to address.

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